How hotels can be more environmentally friendly

A hotel typically uses a lot of energy and produces a lot of waste. At maximum occupancy, every room contains at least 1-2 people using electrical appliances, consuming toiletries and throwing their rubbish in the bin.

This all adds up to big footprints on issues including carbon emissions, water consumption, electricity use and harmful chemicals used to clean guests’ rooms and launder the linen.

In this article we’ll look at this in more detail and consider some of the ways how hotels can be more environmentally friendly now and in the future.

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How does landfill work?

Waste is an issue that we have to deal with. Humans will never stop producing waste, so having methods to effectively manage this is critical to society.

Waste management, both at home and at work, is crucial to protecting the environment. Not disposing of your waste properly can result in damaging nature.

Keep reading to discover what landfills are, how they work, and the problems associated with them.

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Hessle woman fined when someone fly-tipped her waste

Late last year, a woman who lives in Hessle received a fine of £200 from East Riding Council for fly-tipping; however, she didn’t fly-tip the waste herself.

In this blog post, we’re going to take a look at what happened, why the woman received a fine for the incident, and how you can avoid the same thing from happening to you if you need to dispose of waste and live in Hessle, Hull, or anywhere in the UK.

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How to create a plastic-free beauty routine

Shampoo, make-up and soap all come wrapped with enormous amounts of plastic packaging as standard.

However, plastic pollution is an ever-growing problem that we all need to be aware of.

Unfortunately though, there has been a steady increase in the production of disposable plastic products since the 1960s and ‘70s, and the amount of single-use plastic being disposed of is overwhelming to our environment.

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How to eliminate single-use plastic from the kitchen

Plastic is polluting the environment every day. As well as on land, plastic is in the sea and causing more harm than ever. In fact, at least eight million pieces of plastic are entering the oceans every day.

You may be wondering how so much plastic is entering the oceans. Two-thirds of plastic comes straight from land-based sources, such as litter left on the beach or washed down the drains from rubbish dropped in towns and cities.

The amount of plastic in the oceans currently stands at a shocking 51 trillion microscopic pieces of plastic, which weighs 269,000 tonnes (equivalent to 1,345 adult blue whales). As well as harming our environment, wildlife is greatly affected. Fish, seabirds, dolphins, and seals face injuries and are at the risk of dying from being entangled in plastic or mistaking it for food.

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An eco-friendly guide to birth control

When it comes to birth control, the only 100 percent reliable method is abstinence.

However, if you are wanting to enjoy a healthy sex life that doesn’t result in you bringing new life into the world, then you’ll want to choose one or more alternative methods of birth control.

There are around 15 types of contraception available in the UK, with some being more eco-friendly than others.

In this article, we’ll take a look at birth control, outline the most popular options, and explore how green each of those is or has the potential to be.

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Coronavirus: What happens to medical waste?

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to wreak havoc across the world, some of you may be wondering what happens to single-use medical equipment once it’s been used.

This article explores the topic of medical waste in the UK, outlines the various types, and explains what happens to each at the end of its lifetime.

In particular, with regards to the coronavirus outbreak, there is currently a lot of discussion around PPE, which stands for Personal Protective Equipment. This will be covered below.

Medical waste must be dealt with separately from general waste. This is to avoid the spread of infection and to prevent the general public and the environment from coming to any harm as a result of the waste.

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How to be eco-friendly in death

While we usually tackle eco-friendly matters of life, this blog is instead going to look at the matter of death and your choices for what happens to your body.

According to the Cremation Society of Great Britain, 75 per cent of the population currently opts for cremation after death, with the majority of the rest choosing traditional burial.

While the population is ever-keener to live more sustainably, it would appear that not many of us are considering our post-life choices and how they could be changed to be kinder to the planet.

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